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Black History Programs

Ken Burns | Jackie Robinson

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Watch Monday and Tuesday, April 11-12, 2016 at 9pm on WMHT TV | Examine the life and times of Jack Roosevelt Robinson.

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Bridging the Divide | Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race

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Watch Sunday February 14 at 1pm on WMHT TV | An examination of the life and legacy of the first African American mayor elected in a major American city with an overwhelmingly white majority

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The Powerbroker: Whitney Young and the Fight for Civil Rights

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Watch Monday, February 15, 2016 at midnight | This film follows the journey of Whitney M. Young, Jr. from segregated Kentucky to head of the National Urban League.

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The Lost Years of Zora Neale Hurston

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Watch Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 5pm | Explore a fascinating chapter in the life of an American literary icon.

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American Masters | B.B. King: The Life of Riley

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Watch Friday, February 12, 2016 at 9pm & Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 3pm | Explore B.B. King’s life and career through candid interviews with the blues legend and other stars.

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American Masters | Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin'

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Watch Friday, February 12, 2016 at 11pm | Experience guitarist Hendrix’s life and music through never-before-seen performances and interviews.

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Eyes on the Prize | Then and Now

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Featuring interviews with Eyes on the Prize filmmakers, thought leaders, current day activists, scholars, and civil rights leaders, this special will explore how far we’ve come, how far we have yet to go, the meaning and significance of the ongoing struggle, and the next steps towards equality

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Eyes on the Prize I and II

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Watch Sundays at 8pm through April 17, 2016 on WORLD TV | Eyes on the Prize recounts the fight to end decades of discrimination and segregation.

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PBS Black History Month 2016

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In Honor of Black History Month, PBS Features Documentaries of Iconic African Americans and Offers More Than 30 Programs for Viewers to Stream Online Through the PBS Black Culture Connection (BCC)

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Independent Lens | The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

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Screening January 1 - February 22, 2016 | A new revolutionary culture emerged in the turbulent 1960s, and the Black Panther Party was at the vanguard.

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